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1916 Boston Red Sox World Series Program

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,659

Boston Red Sox program issued for the 1916 World Series against the Brooklyn Robins. Although similar in appearance to Boston's 1915 World Series program, for some unknown reason the 1916 example is by far the rarer of the two. The attractive cover design features individual portrait photos of the respective owners and managers for both Boston and Brooklyn (Joseph Lanin and William Carrigan for Boston and Charles Ebbets and William Robinson for Brooklyn). The interior pages include separate team photographs of Boston and Philadelphia, while a second Red Sox team photo appears on the back cover as part of an advertisement for A. Shuman & Co. (Babe Ruth is included in each team photo.) 1916 marked Babe Ruth's first appearance on the mound in a World Series game. In his only start of the Series, Ruth bested Brooklyn 2-1 in fourteen innings in Game 2. The preprinted lineups include Hooper, Gardner, Scott, and Carrigan for Boston, and Stengel, Wheat, Daubert, and C. Meyers for Brooklyn. The names of each starting pitcher, Shore for Boston and Pfeffer for Brooklyn, are filled in by hand. Neatly scored in pencil to record Boston's 4-1 victory in the fifth and final game of the Series. There is also an additional pencil notation along the top border of the Boston score section, that includes two names and the date "12/24/68." Boston's victory marked their second consecutive World Championship of the decade, a period that witnessed them winning four World Series in the span of seven years (1912-1918). The eight-page program (7 x 10.25 inches) displays partial separation of the covers along the spine, some toning on the front cover, and a small area of surface paper loss on the back cover. The year, "1916," is written on the back cover in pencil. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $1,659


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